Chapter 4 Ap Gov Study Guide

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  • Topic: First Amendment to the United States Constitution, United States Bill of Rights, United States Constitution
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1.Civil liberties are individual legal and constitutional protections against the government. Civil liberties are explicitly states in the Bill of Rights, which are the first ten amendments in the Constitution. Disputes over civil liberties often end up in court and sometimes the Supreme Court that is the final interpreter of content and scope of our liberties. Civil liberties are the legal constitutional protections against government. The courts, police, and legislatures all define their meaning of certain civil liberties. An example of a civil liberty is the freedom of religion, speech, assembly, and to petition. Other civil liberties are the right to bear arms and the right to a jury. All of these civil liberties cannot be taken advantage of and are guaranteed by the constitution. Civil Liberties are like the CUSD code of ethics because it is explicitly stated in there what students can and cannot do. 2.The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution that define basic liberties ensured to American citizens. Some of these liberties include freedom of religion, speech, press, and guarantee defendant’s rights. These rights are now known as civil liberties. The Barron v Baltimore case concluded that the Bill of Rights restrained only the national government, not the states and the cities. The first amendment to the Bill of Rights establishes the four great liberties: Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, and assembly. The ten amendments were passed by Congress on September 25, 1789, and ratified by the states on December 15, 1791. The Bill of Rights are like the Ten Commandments, as they are both followed and are written down so people can remember them and use them for future references. 3.The freedoms guaranteed in the first amendment are known as the four great liberties. These liberties are freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, and assembly. The first amendment suggests that it does not prohibit a state government...
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